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The Appalachian Mountain Club released a letter this week with 15 other regional and national organizations calling on President Obama to issue strong national ozone standards. The letter comes on the heels of a report1by partner organization National Parks Conservation Association that found many of our national parks are still plagued by air pollution. In…

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July 22, 2015 Statement of Appalachian Mountain Club Director of Research Kenneth Kimball on Northern Pass Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) AMC is still reviewing the extensive DEIS just issued by the Department of Energy for the Northern Pass project. But some preliminary observations are already apparent. In its DEIS, the Department of Energy’s alternatives…

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AMC has teamed up with The Boston Globe on a “Hike the Whites” bracket of 64 hikes—vote for your favorites now at bostonglobe.com/hikethewhites. Six rounds of voting will narrow the field every couple of days until the champ is crowned on August 1. So keep coming back to vote. Got 30 seconds to spare? Check…

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is conducting an environmental review of the Northeast Energy Direct pipeline project, and FERC will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) that will discuss the environmental impacts of the pipeline project as proposed. It starts with a scoping process and hearings, to collect all input on the environmental impacts…

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With less than 100 days until the expiration of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, we need your help! Join with AMC today in writing to your U.S. Representative to express your support for federal conservation funding through the Land and Water Conservation Fund and to encourage them to support the program’s reauthorization Take action

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Gear up for some great AMC fun this October when AMCers from all Chapters will gather for three days of exciting outdoor activities and socializing on scenic Lake George in the Adirondacks! The Mohawk Hudson Chapter has been working hard to organize this year’s Fall Gathering, which will be held October 16-18. Registration is now…

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Subscribe to Appalachia now to get this and other issues of America’s longest-running journal of mountaineering and conservation, published twice per year. Coming in the Summer/Fall 2015 issue of Appalachia journal Trouble on the “Franconia Loop”: Accidents Editor Sandy Stott writes about hikers who pushed themselves too hard on the touted and ever-popular 8.9-mile “Franconia loop”…

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“Hot town, summer in the city,” as the song lyrics go, and for D.C. dwellers the Shenandoah Valley has long been a popular summer getaway to beat the heat. President Herbert Hoover placed his beloved Rapidan Camp in what’s now Shenandoah National Park, Thomas Jefferson marveled at the meeting of two mighty rivers in Harpers…

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For 50 years, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has preserved some of the most iconic landscapes in AMC’s region and across the country. And this fall, your favorite outdoors places could lose this vital source of protection forever. You can help us reach 2,000 signatures by the time we deliver our petition to…

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Bounded on the east by the Blue Ridge Mountains and on the west by the Appalachians, the Shenandoah Valley is a region of exceptional natural beauty and some truly incredible day hiking. Get fired up for a trek into the Shenandoah wilds with the brand-new guidebook, AMC’s Best Day Hikes in the Shenandoah Valley: Four-Season…

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